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Contact Conference

The 29th conference was held on April 1st-3rd, 2016, in Sunnyvale, California.
This year's keynote speaker was Star Trek artist and pioneer Rick Sternbach, in honor of that classic show's 50th anniversary. A new speaker this year was Andy Weir, author of "The Martian."

Here is the official Contact web site:

Contact 2016

Here are my own photos from Contact 29.

2016 Conference

Here are three YouTube video clips, short interviews with Contact leaders.

Contact Interviews

Contact will now be held on a biennial schedule. The 28th conference was held on March 21-23, 2014, in Sunnyvale, California.

Here are my own photos from Contact 28.

2014 Conference

The 27th annual Contact conference began on March 30th, 2012, at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA. The remaining two days were held on April 1st - 2nd at the nearby Domain Hotel.
Here are my photos, plus web links.

2012 Conference

The 26th Contact conference was held on March 26-28, 2010 at NASA Ames in Mountain View, California

Here are my photos.

2010 Conference

The 25th 'Silver Anniversary' Contact conference was held on April 4-6, 2009, in the old Public Affairs building.
(I missed it due to family obligations.)

Here are Gus Frederick and Don Scott's photos of the proceedings.

2009 Conference

Here are my photos of the 2008 conference.

2008 Conference

Due to problems with the planned venue, no meeting was held in 2007.

Here are my photos of the 2006 conference

2006 Conference

My links and photos from the 2005 conference.

2005 Conference

Also the 2004 conference.

2004 Conference

There was an official page for the 2003 conference, which unfortunately I missed.

My photos of Contact 2002, held mostly at the Santa Clara Marriott.

2002 Conference

With help from Bruce Damer, Jean Moss and others, I'm compiling a semiofficial Contact Archive. We hope to assemble photos and material from every one of the conferences. To avoid copyright issues I'm posting images and public documents (such as conference programs), and linking to individual papers and similar material where available. Photos and mementos are welcome!

Semi-official Contact Archive

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